Diplomacy and War: Prospects for U.S.- Iran Relations and the Nuclear Issue in the Coming Year

NDSU’s Northern Plains Ethics Institute hosted its Spring 2013 panel Discussion on 4 April 2013.

Two internationally known policy specialists on the Middle East and security issues in the region conducted a panel discussion and question and answer session on U.S.-Iran relations and the ongoing nuclear crisis with Iran. The panel members were Allen Keiswetter, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs and now Senior Consultant at the international law firm SNR Denton, and Dr. Roby C. Barrett, a former Foreign Service Officer and a Senior Fellow for Strategic Studies and Applied Intelligence at the Joint Special Operations University of U.S. Special Operations Command. Both Mr. Keiswetter and Dr. Barrett are Scholars at the Public Policy Center of the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C.

The panel discussion focused on the questions of Iran and its nuclear program as well as addressed broader regional security issues including Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iraq, Gulf and Israel within the context of the current crisis between Iran, its Arab neighbors, the European Union and the United States. The topics of war and diplomacy were central to the discussion.

Recorded April 4, 2013

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